Emergency numbers

  • Call 911 first (Ambulance, Fire, Police)

Then call Security Services:

  • 555 from any university phone
  • #555 from Bell MTS or Rogers Wireless
  • 204-474-9341 from all other phones
  • Any emergency phone on campus

Armed Intruder Information

This video was produced in conjunction with.
  • Shared Health Manitoba
  • Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg Police Service
  • University of Manitoba

UM Safe App and Alerts

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Emergency response plan

The Security Services Department plays a vital role in the University's Emergency Response Plan. Guards are often the first on scene at an emergency and, as such, are responsible for important roles as scene containment and keeping the Dispatch Officer updated with critical information.

Mass notification system

The University of Manitoba has developed an Emergency Response Core Group, which is comprised of staff from Environmental Health and Safety Office, Security Services, Physical Plant, Office of Risk Management, Public Affairs, IST and Student Affairs. This group has been organized to deal with communication and first response issues. An Emergency Manager is identified at all times and the position is rotated between managers at EHSO, Security Services, Physical Plant and Information Services Technology (IST).

The Emergency Response Plan has several objectives. A large focus of the plan is outlining the role administration will play in managing the emergency itself. As well, the Plan addresses campus-wide issues to ensure the entire community is equipped to respond. Emergencies on campus are divided into three categories: Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3; each requiring its own response and level of intervention.

Tier 1

  • Small, localized event requiring a routine response.
  • Event is contained and requires routine communication between units.
  • Emergency Response Plan is not initiated.
  • Response is by internal unit with outside agencies if necessary.

Tier 2

  • Event is localized but involves a large disruption to the community.
  • Response is shared with the university unit and external agencies.
  • Emergency Response Plan is initiated.
  • High urgency for communication between the various units and agencies.

Tier 3

  • A widespread event requiring a critical response from internal and external agencies.
  • Critical urgency for containment and communication.
  • Emergency Response Plan is initiated.
  • Multi-agency and multi-departmental shared response.